Location: Durham Region, Clarington N 43 54.766 W 078 41.353 This memorial is found in small courtyard at 40 Temperance Street, just north of King Street, in front of the Bowmanville Town Hall.
The Bowmanville Veterans' Memorial Monument was constructed in 1922 and erected by the citizens of Bowmanville. The monument was constructed in memory of veterans who gave their lives in the First and Second World Wars, the Korean War, Gaza Strip and most recently in Afghanistan.
Oddly enough there is also a spelling mistake on this memorial, where Bourlon Wood is incorrectly spelled, Ourlon Wood.
A mural on the wall behind the memorial depicts Bowmanville's proud military history, with a short description plaque mounted beside the mural.
IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE
OF ALL WHO SERVED
ERECTED BY THE CITIZENS OF BOWMANVILLE
NORTH WEST EUROPE
1944 - 1945
KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE
GAZA STRIP 1964
KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE
WORLD WAR II 1939-1945
GORDON ALLIN, TOMMY BIRD, ERIC CHEETHAM, KENNETH COLE, GLENN COLE, WILLIAM COLVILLE, ALEX COLVILLE, JOHN COLVILLE, GORDON COWLING, WILLIAM FAIR, WM. JOHN FEWSTER, EDWARD FLAXMAN, G.T.B. HONEYMAN, RONALD HOOPER, FRED JACKMAN, WILLIAM JOLLOW, GEORGE KENNEDY
JACK KILGANNON, HARRY LEE, ARTHUR LIVING, HAROLD LONGWORTH, JOHN MATTHEWS, CHARLES MUTTON, JOHN POOLTON, RAY RICHARDS, JACK ROACH, SIDNEY RUNDLE, DAN SHEEHAN, C.E. SOMERSCALES, ERIC SWINDELLS, JOHN TAYLOR, NORMAN E. THOMPSON, ROBERT WOODWARD, KENNETH WYSE, GLENN W. BROOKS
WORLD WAR I 1914 - 1918
OUR HONOURED DEAD
S. ARGENT, J.A. ALDCROFT, H. BARR, C. BRUCE, W.G. BUTSON, R. BRANCH, F.P. BRITTON, B. BRANCH, E.G. CLARKE, T. COCHRANE, R. CAMPLING, E.W. COUSINS, T. CURRAN, E.F. CARR, A. CHRISTIE, P.L. CRAGO, L. CLAYTON, P.G. CHANCE, R. DAVIS, H.D. EDGERTON, G. KING
G. FOWLER, P. GIMBLETT, F.J. GOODWIN, W. HUGHES, J. HITCHCOCK, D. IRELAND, H. IRELAND, W. JACKSON, R.F. JONES, R.H. JOLLIFFE, A.E. JONES, F. KERSHAW, A.F. KING, A.H. LIVING, C. LUXTON, J.R. MOYSE, K.C. MARTIN, H.V.W. MOSES, N. McCRIMMON, A.E. McLAUGHLIN, A.C. WILLIAMS
C. McDONALD, H. MUTTON, F. McMANN, W.H. NICHOLLS, A. OXLEY, J. PALMER, O. PINGLE, J. REID, G. ROBB, C. SPRY, J. SMITH, L.W. SAUNDERS, A. SIMNICK, E.L. SANDERS, J. STALKER, R.W. TAIT, R.A. WILSON, A. WRENN, P.H. WERRY, C. WILLEY, J. DAVIS
Bowmanville's First Volunteers, W.W. I
When war was declared by Great Britain in
1914, recruitment of Canadian troops soon
followed. This mural depicts the ceremony as
the town's first volunteers marched off with great
pride to board the trains for Halifax. The 136th
Battalion spent the summer of 1916 training at
Camp Hoskins along Bowmanville Creek. At
such places as Ypres, The Somme and Vimy,
Canadians earned a reputation for bravery. By
war's end, on Nov. 11th, 1918, sixty-three local
men had made the supreme sacrifice.
Following the Great War Branch 178 of the
Royal Canadian Legion was founded. Since its
inception it has been active in veterans' affairs &
community projects. The Legion pipe band
continues to be a reminder of Bowmanville's
This mural was made possible by the
Municipality of Clarington.